The last few months of the year is a wonderful time for pulling out all the dark, mysterious and creepy books – especially because of events like Readers Imbining Peril and #WickedGoodReads Month in October.
Readers Imbibing Peril – RIP XV
This event now hosted on Twitter | Instagram runs from September 1-Oct. 31st and it’s all about reading books that are scary, eerie, moody, dripping with atmosphere, gothic, unsettling … think Mystery, Suspense, Thrillers, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror, Supernatural … and don’t leave out short stories or movies and tv shows too!
Every October here on GXO we host #WickedGoodReads Month where we post about books with wicked people, wicked creatures, wicked places and dangerous things – like 3 Psychological Thrillers That Are #WickedGoodReads … 3 #WickedGoodReads With Creepy Old Houses … 3 #WickedGoodReads That Prove You Can’t Always Trust The People Close to You and of course, we read all the books.
WickedGood and “RIP” Reads … The Plan
These are some of the books I’ll be reading over the next two months as I delve into the mysterious and the spooky.
The Deep, Alma Katsu – Someone, or something, is haunting the Titanic … need I say more?!
Middlegame, Seanan McGuire – I’ve been told the best way to go into this book is blind … so all I know is that Mira Grant (aka Seanan McGuire) The Feed trilogy was amazeballs .. so I know this is going to be good too.
Malorie (Bird Box #2), Josh Malerman – Malorie and the kids (from Bird Box) now have their own home and the kids are grown up … but it’s still a shit show out there. The summary doesn’t say much about this one, so it looks like I’m also going into this book not knowing much – but Bird Box was fantastic and I’m looking forward to delving right back into that World where something is out there – and one glimpse of it makes anyone go crazy violent.
The Sun Down Motel, Simone St. James – The secrets lurking in a rundown roadside motel ensnare a young woman, just as they did her aunt thirty-five years before … who doesn’t love a creepy hotel or a hotel where crazy things happen.
The Bone Houses, Emily Lloyd Jones – Ryn only cares about two things: her family, and her family’s graveyard. But the problem with being a gravedigger in Colbren, though, is that the dead don’t always stay dead. It’s been a while since I’ve read a book with a graveyard setting.
Mexican Gothic, Silvia Moreno-Garcia – After receiving a frantic letter from her newlywed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside.
Little Eyes, Samanta Schweblin and Translated by Megan McDowell – They’ve infiltrated homes in Hong Kong, shops in Vancouver, the streets of Senegal, town squares of Oaxaca, schools in Tel Aviv, bedrooms in Ohio. They’re following you. They’re everywhere now. They’re us. There’s nothing creepier than knowing a stranger could be watching your every move.
Do you read certain types of books depending on the season / time of year?